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STARS: Inreach to McGill Science staff

Outreach goes inside with STARS (Scientists Talk About Research for Staff), a series of special lunch-hour talks for Faculty of Science support staff. To bridge the gap between scientists and those who work behind the scenes to support them, once a month, researchers give an informal talk about their work. The audience includes lab technicians, database managers, administrative assistants, and advisors. A light lunch is served during each talk courtesy of the Dean of Science.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Ingrid Birker, Science Outreach Coordinator, at science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca, or call 514-398-4094

Please note, STARS are now GREEN: Please bring your own plate, fork, napkin, and cup. Facilities for washing-up are nearby.

When and where: ALL the STARS will be held in 3610 McTavish, Room 430, on Wednesdays, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.


Sep. 21, 2016: Is Global Climate Change our next Boll Weevil and Can we stop it with Commercialization of Sustainable Technology? By Robin D. Rogers (Professor, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals, Dept. Chemistry)

Oct. 12, 2016: Global Swarming - What You Should Know About Biological Invasions. By Anthony Ricciardi (Associate Professor, Redpath Museum & McGill School of Environment)

Nov. 16, 2016: Using X-rays to see atoms. By Mark Sutton (Professor, The Centre for the Physics of Materials, Dept. Physics)

Dec. 14, 2016: Mice are People Too - Social Modulation of and by Pain in Mice and Undergraduates. By Jeffrey Mogil (Professor, Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Pain, E. P. Taylor Chair in Pain Studies, Dept. Psychology)

Jan. 11, 2017: Development and Plasticity of Neuronal Networks. By Alanna Watt (Assistant Professor, Dept. Biology)

Feb. 8, 2017: The Future of Green Chemistry. By Audrey Moores (Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, Dept. Chemistry)

Mar. 15, 2017: TBC.

Apr. 19, 2017: Why I study fish – Research and understanding from studies at Makerere University Biological Field Station in Uganda. By Lauren Chapman (Professor, Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Ecology and Aquatic Conservation, Dept. Biology)